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Sedona Fire District Suspends Issued Burn Permits

Sedona AZ – Due to the continued unseasonably hot weather and lack of monsoon moisture, Sedona Fire District is suspending all issued burn permits for the burning of yard debris. “The National Weather service is advising us that a more normalized weather pattern will be developing in the next week to 10 days,” said Fire Marshal Jon Davis, adding, “We will continue to reevaluate conditions and... 

Sedona Fire District to Host 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

The Sedona Fire District 9-11 Memorial on SR 179 is the setting for a remembrance ceremony at 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday for the 2977 people killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. Sedona AZ – Ask any firefighter what the number 343 means to them and the conversation will immediately turn to September 11, 2001. Of the 2977 people who were killed in that terrorist attack, 343 of them were... 

Yavapai County Property Tax Levy Increase

Sedona AZ – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor: Last week I sent out an email alerting you to pay attention to the tax increase that is going to be levied on any property you own in Yavapai county, Arizona. The Red Rock News digital story, and several other papers used the headline of an 18% tax increase to grab your attention. Typical. Now the Red Rock News may have gone into... 

Eddie Maddock: Sedona Progress or Impediment

SedonaEye.com columnist Eddie Maddock looks at the city of Sedona and Village of Oak Creek impediments to local progress on quality of life issues. Sedona AZ – Admittedly the convenience of modern technology has opened doors our ancestors would never have imagined. Of course, one needn’t go back THAT far – but – has it really been all that long ago when we actually had conversations... 

Sedona Fire District Hires New Fire Chief

Sedona AZ – The Sedona Fire District Board announces the selection of Jon Trautwein as its new Fire Chief. The announcement follows an extensive search conducted by Regional Government Services (RGA) of sixty-two applicants. This search and evaluation process was intricate and collaborative, encompassing interviews by phone, video conferencing and in-person, a rigorous Assessment Center, and... 

Sedona Wildfire Defensible Space Clean Up Event

Sedona AZ – The Sedona Fire District (SFD) and the U.S. Forest Service are joining together to offer Sedona area residents an opportunity to dispose of their yard waste and combustible vegetation. SFD Fire Station (#4) in Uptown Sedona is accepting yard waste Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 17 – 19, 2019, from 8:00 in the morning until 5:00 in the evening. The event is open to all Sedona Fire... 

Sedona scene of morning aircraft crash

Sedona AZ – Sedona Fire District received a call for an aircraft crash at Sedona Oak Creek Airport at 9:42 this morning. Fire crews arrived to find a single engine aircraft that had come to rest on the taxiway after an aborted take-off. “Both of the aircrafts occupants were uninjured and had exited the airplane,” said Battalion Chief Buzz Lechowski. “The aircraft was upright although the... 

2019 Arizona Wildfire Outlook

Sedona AZ – The recent winter moisture across Arizona provided some much needed relief to the state after struggling with a lack of moisture and severe drought conditions over the last couple of years. Even with all of our rain and snowfall, wildland fire forecasters still predict some higher fire activity in parts of the state. On Monday, the Department of Forestry and Fire Management Officer... 

SFD Responds to Natural Gas Leak

Construction company caused Little Elf Drive gas leak in Sedona sends SFD scrambling to help. Sedona AZ – Construction crews working on Little Elf Drive in Sedona severed a natural gas supply line this morning. Sedona Fire District crews arrived to find an excavator had damaged a small supply line. Firefighters cordoned off the area and deployed a hose line as a precautionary measure. Work was halted... 

Sedona House Fire Devastates Residents

Sedona AZ (February 5, 2019) – Shortly before 1:00 this morning, Sedona firefighters responded to an alarm in the Village of Oak Creek, Sedona. When SFD crews arrived at the 30 Beaver Street home, fire was venting from its roof and, fortunately, both residents had been able to exit the structure. Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze, but damage to the house is extensive. “The residents... 
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